25 Jan Safer cycling – Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones

Here at GG2G we don’t like listening to music through headphones when we’re cycling for the simple reason we can’t hear the sound of the street around us, and that makes for unsafe cycling. One of the team was pulled up short by a copper who said headphones on  bikes are illegal. We’re not sure about that but the safety message hit home and we’ve not listened to music on two wheels since.

That could all be about to change with these Aftershokz Trekz Titanium, headphones that use ‘bone conduction’ to deliver the tunes while allowing ears to hear all ambient noise; sort of headphones for the head and not the ears. They work with mobile phone calls too – and are just as good on a bike, or jogging, or in any activity at which you have to be tuned in.

Magic? Well, yes. These no wires Bluetooth phones, with with a microphone for call and play prompts, despatch sound waves directly to the cochlea, sidestepping the eardrums completely. With a built rechargeable lithium Ion battery yielding up to six hours of play; good enough for the longest commute!